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Te är en historisk dryck som har bryggts sedan antiken, avnjutits före äventyr av både Djingis Khan och kung Charles II av England, är det helt klart något mytiskt med det.
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Most of us know which teas are our absolute favourites, nut most of us don't know very much about the different teas that are out there. Below we have listed some of the differences between categories of teas.
Green tea is most popular in Asia. It is not oxidized but withered instead and immediately steamed or heated to prevent oxidation and then rolled and dried. It comes with a delicate taste, light green color and is very refreshing. Examples of green teas are gunpowder, jasmine, genmaicha and matcha tea.
Prepare in 80° and steep for 1-3 minutes.
Black tea is most commonly consumed in North America and Europe. It is made from fully oxidized leaves which produce a hearty deep rich flavour in a colored amber brew. Popular black teas are for example Ceylon, Darjeeling, Earl Grey and English Breakfast.
Prepare in 100° and steep for 4 minutes.
White tea is always made from leaf buds that are covered with what looks like white hair. Before the buds open they are plucked, whitered and then dried slowly at low temperatures. Compared to other tea processing methods the leaf buds are not rolled and oxidized. This gives white tea a mild flavour with natural sweetness.
Prepare in 80° and steep for 2-5 minutes.
Camellia Sinensis is the tea plant from which tea is usually produced. Herbal teas though are made from an infusion of leaves, roots, seeds or flowers and barks. Depending on which herbal tea you choose it can be calming, soothing or invigorating. The history of herbal teas goes back to the ancient Egypt and China where it is discussed in recovered documents. Chamomille tea is a great example of a caffeine free and calming herbal tea.
Prepare in 100° and steep for 3-6 minutes.
This tea is mostly grown in the western cape of South Africa in a small mountainous region called Cederberg. This tea gets it red-brown color from the oxidizing process which also enriches the flavour. It is caffeine free and when the leafs are fresh they contain high levels of vitamin C.
Prepare in 100° and steep for 5-7 minutes.